• August 7, 2020

Austria to ban public-places vaping and smoking

The Austrian parliament has decided to impose a ban on vaping and tobacco smoking in pubs and restaurants starting on May 1, 2018, according to an APA story.

A partial ban on tobacco smoking has been in place since 2009.

Pub and restaurant owners are being ‘encouraged’ to impose full bans on their premises by July 2016, and are being offered tax relief for rebuilding as an incentive.

The latest ban includes the use of electronic cigarettes.